Denim motorcycle vests bring to mind bad-ass outlaws on bikes roaming this great and beautiful country. Denim is a tough material and has been the go-to choice of many bikers for decades. Vests have mostly fallen out of style in everyday life, but for some reason they still pair well with a motorcycle.
I typically recommend something a little sturdier than denim - like leather - but if you want a classic look, and don't care for leather, denim isn't a bad option. Here are three of the best denim motorcycle vests out there.
Viking Cycle Freedom Motorcycle Denim Vest
This motorcycle vest from Viking Cycle is made of tough 100 percent cotton denim. It features adjustable waist straps with snap buttons, front snap buttons, a soft orange liner, and numerous pockets. There are four external pockets right where you'd expect vest pockets to be and then there are several internal pockets. this particular vest comes with a universal gun holster pocket that makes it easy to carry a concealed firearm if you feel the need. There's also a pocket that makes it easy to have earbuds in while you're wearing the vest.
Biltwell Inc. Prime Cut Denim Collared Vest
Biltwell Inc. is one of the best manufacturers of motorcycle gear around, so it's no wonder that its denim vest is so good. The vest is hand sewn in California and the 100 percent cotton denim is tough featuring some seriously heavy fabric. This vest has adjusters at the waist and buttons that have an antique look to them. There are numerous pockets both external and internal, though the Viking Cycle vest has more. Biltwell also allows you to snake your earbuds up through the vest so you can listen to your music while wearing the vest.
Black Brand Men's Black Denim Vest
The Black Brand denim motorcycle vest has a little more of a modern look. It features a denim construction with leather accented trim. The vest features two conceal carry pockets, as well as four external pockets, a zippered and snap front, and a removable liner. All of that makes this particular item worth considering. Another cool thing is that this company partners with the Homes For Our Troops organization, so you're supporting a good cause when you buy.
Wade Thiel is the creator of Wind Burned Eyes. He is an automotive journalist and a motorcycle enthusiast who lives in Indianapolis, IN. Check him out on Twitter or read his automotive work at Web2Carz.